The Downey Legend

On May 8, Spanish teacher, Mrs. Roybal, shares her pageant past to demonstrate the many talents she has besides being a teacher. “The ingredients that are required to win a pageant are voice, confidence, and the ability to communicate your message to a group of people, ” Roybal said, “ These are the same qualities needed to be a teacher. ”

An inspiring role model

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor May 20, 2013

For Spanish teacher, Mrs. Roybal, musical theater was her natural born talent, along with modeling, which she discovered later in life upon entering her first pageant and winning the title of Miss Whittier,...

On Janurary 22, Spanish teacher, Ms. Richelle Mercure, holds a flamenco pose in her classroom: R-6,to express her passion for Latin dance. “When I teach and see my students dance, it is so meaningful to me,” Mercure said, “ because I remember how important dance was when I was their age.”

Dancing the dream

Mia Dixon-Slaughter , Co-Editor-in-Cheif March 1, 2013

Ms. Richelle Mercure didn't always pursue a teaching degree in Spanish; when she was younger her mind was set on dance. Her passion for the art started early and she continues to dance to this day.   Mercure’s...

Downey High School’s Latin Dance Team

June 3, 2012

The Downey Legend presents DHS' Latin Dance Team. This group of individuals varies from the norm. Rather than simply learning spanish grammar, the Latin dance class is taught everything from spanish culture,...

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